Hairstyle Ideas for Young Teen Girls

Young teen girls like to try out different looks to find out which ones they like the best. Your young teen may need some ideas about hairstyles and you want her to find one that is easy to take care of and looks great. Many of the most popular young teens today are on the Disney Channel and Nick. What these young ladies have in common is a polished yet casual look that is easy to get and easy to maintain. You don’t want your daughter in the bathroom for hours getting ready for school and she won’t want to have to fuss with her hair to get it to look good.
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One of the most versatile styles is a long layer cut. With a long layer cut your daughter can wear her hair down and loose or pull it up in a ponytail or half updo. To get Miley Cyrus’ look simply apply a palm size dollop of mousse to damp hair at the roots. Use your fingers and apply the mousse from your roots to the ends and then use a large round brush to blow dry your hair. If you want maximum volume, bend over and flip your hair so that you can apply the blow dryer directly to your roots. Once your roots are dry stand up and continue to dry the middle and ends of your hair fluffing it with your fingers. Once your hair is dry, apply a heat protective product and give your curls definition with a large barrel curling iron. You can also skip this step and use a curl definer and your fingers to piece out curls. Spritz with a bit of shine spray and you are ready.
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Another very easy and cute look is a medium layer bob. Bobs are very versatile and can be tailored to your face shape. Selena Gomez wears her hair with a side part and long bangs. This softens her square face and accents her eyes. To get Selena’s look use a volumizing mousse on the roots and a large barrel brush. Take small sections of your hair and starting at the roots direct the flow of your blow dryer pulling the brush through your hair carefully and curl the ends under as you go. Do your hair in sections to make it easier to handle and give you a lot of volume. You can also use a curling iron to curl your hair under and give your bangs definition if you like. Spritz on shine spray and a bit of hair spray and you are ready for school.

For a night out or school function, you can add some cute hair clips or hair bands for an extra special look. Simplicity and versatility are keys for hairstyles for young teen girls and these two styles are examples of both. Your stylist can help you find a style for your young teen girl that is easy to manage and gets her out the door in the morning.

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Styling Products Basics – What Are They and How to Use Them

There are so many styling products on the market it is sometimes hard to decide which ones are best for your hair. One of the most important things to remember is professional hair care products are the highest quality products you can use. Professional products are formulated to give you the best results and made from the finest ingredients. Your stylist can give your recommendations on what products are the best for your hair texture and hair style. Ask her the best way to use them to achieve the look you want. The basic styling products everyone needs in their arsenal are as follows:

  • Mousse gives you volume and hold. It is good for any length of hair. To get the most volume apply a palm size amount to the roots of your hair. When you blow dry your hair use your brush and pull your hair up to direct the heat onto the roots. You can also use mousse to give curly or wavy hair a soft look. Apply mousse from the roots to the ends, fluff with your fingers and let your hair dry naturally.
  • Gel is great for roller sets. It is what your stylist uses when she rolls your hair up to hold the curl and give you maximum hold. Gel can also be used to spike up short hair, control frizz and style the “wet look”. Gel also helps you give your hair direction and sculpt demanding styles.
  • Styling wax and paste give hair definition and volume. Both are good to use to define curls and waves. Be careful not to use styling wax or paste on your roots or your hair will be flat.
  • Texturizers do exactly what the name says, give your hair texture. Use your fingertips to apply to your hair to avoid using too much and getting a greasy look. Texturizers are a good choice for fine hair to give it volume and movement.
  • Curl enhancers give wavy and curly hair more definition. They work best with a diffuser on your blow dryer set on low. Curl enhancers help to control frizz.
  • Serums protect your hair and give it moisture. Serums give heat styled hair the added protection it needs from dryness and breakage.
  • Heat protecting products also protect your hair from the high heat of flat irons, blow dryers and curling irons. Apply to dry hair before you use your flat or curling iron to give your hair the protection it needs.
  • Shine spray gives hair a boost of shine. Most shine sprays contain silicone that not only make your hair gleam, but protect it from the elements.
  • Hairspray comes in several hold strengths. It has come a long way and now contains moisturizers and protective ingredients.
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These are just the basic products you can find on the market today. Try different products to find the ones that work the best for your hair. Avoid products that have a high amount of alcohol since it is dries your hair out. Only use the minimum amount of product to prevent buildup. Ask your stylist for her recommendations and remember, great hair starts with a great cut.

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A Great Hairstyle for Any Age

Diane Keaton has been setting fashion trends for many years. Who could forget her iconic style in Annie Hall? With just one movie she set in motion the menswear trend that still resonates in fashion today. One thing that sets her apart is that she never tries to hide her age and always looks great and chic. Here we see her in her new style, a layered bob and gorgeous blonde color. This style is very versatile and looks good on almost every women not matter what age or facial shape.
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To get Diane’s look simply apply a quarter sized amount of mousse throughout your hair and using a large barrel round brush pull your hair up and focus the blow dryer on the roots and then draw your brush down the shaft of your hair and curl the ends to create a soft flip. Piece out the fringe and give your hair a loose messy look with a bit of styling paste.

If you want this look ask your stylist for a medium length layered bob. You can also use a flat iron to create a smooth sleek style or fire up your hot rollers or curling iron and achieve soft gorgeous curls. Always use professional products and ask your stylist for her recommendations tailored to your style and hair type. She’s your best resource to keep you looking good no matter what your age.

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Not Your Grandmother’s Wash and Set

In the good old days of beauty shops women made appointments every week to get a wash and set. Their hair was washed, put into rollers and then they were set under hairdryers to try and chat above the roar of the dryer. For years the picture of ladies under dryers conversing and swapping gossip was the trademark look of a beauty salon. After they were dry rollers were removed and their hair was teased and styled into high bouffants and tight curly styles that were shellacked with hair spray and lasted until they came back the next week to repeat the process.,r:15,s:12&tx=80&ty=85&biw=989&bih=608
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This was a pretty common occurrence until the late 1970’s and the introduction of the blow dryer into the mainstream consumer market. Why pay a stylist to set your hair when you could do it with a brush and blow dryer? The hairstyles adopted a more natural look and wash and sets fell out of favor with all but the older set of clients. Today they are making a comeback with busy women but with a 21st Century twist.

Today you can go to your stylist and have her wash your hair and style it to save time before an important meeting or event. Curls are making a strong comeback and today’s curls are loose and free flowing. Your stylist may use large rollers or extended pin curls to set your hair and style it into lovely curls that flatter almost any face shape. Another option is to have your stylist wash your hair and then style it with a flat iron using professional products to help protect it and keep it smooth. Deep conditioning treatments and scalp massages also help to make your hair shiny and strong not to mention they are very relaxing and give you a chance to unwind. Try out your grandmother’s method of hair care and see if you don’t enjoy getting a weekly “wash and set”.

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Your Best Styling Tools

You can spend hundreds of dollars on styling tools. Flat irons, curling irons, blow dryers and styling products all can help you have the look you want. But did you know that the best styling tools you can use are your own hands? That’s right, your hands can create volume, direct curls, scrunch your hair and help to get your hair dry in less time. All hair types and textures can benefit from the use of your hands and fingertips as styling tools.

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For curly hair, use your fingertips and a diffuser on your blow dryer to create soft curls and volume. After your hair is dry apply some style fix and run it through your hair with your fingertips. You can then use your hands to scrunch and direct your curls until you are happy with the results. Unlike brushes and combs, your fingers will not cause frizz and breakage.

Wavy Locks

If you have wavy hair, your fingertips can be your best friend. As you dry your hair, bend over and direct the air flow to your roots. Lift you hair with your fingertips and hands to give you maximum volume. Do not dry your hair completely and use the styling product of your choice to get the hold you want. Wavy hair looks its best when you let the natural waves come through. Use your hands to shake your hair and release the waves for a glorious head of soft waves and volume.

Sleek and Straight

Even straight hair can benefit from using your hands and fingertips along with a brush when you blow dry. Use your fingertips to separate your hair and let the blow dryer get to the roots of your hair. If you prefer a sleek look and not so much volume, you can use your hands to smooth your hair as it dries. A bit of shine cream or shine oil applied with your hands will give your straight hair a smooth and lustrous look.

First Step Essentials

Of course the one thing that will make your hair look its best is an excellent cut. Your stylist should create a cut and style that will flatter your face shape and fit into your lifestyle. Whether you want short, medium or long hair, the right cut is key to getting the style and look you want.

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